St. Mary's Home for Children has always
relied on the community for support and assistance. One of the
best ways to help the children of St. Mary's is to volunteer
your time. There are various opportunities to volunteer at St.
Mary's within many different disciplines, from direct care to
helping maintain campus computer networks. Whatever your skill
set, St. Mary's Home for Children looks forward to finding ways
for you to contribute your time and expertise.
Individual and groups of youth have
expressed an interest in volunteering for the children in the
residential program. While we strongly encourage volunteerism,
our policy dictates that individuals be 21 years of age or older
to work directly with the children.
There are several worthwhile ways in which
you can be a tremendous asset to St. Mary's. While the children
are in our care, there are many items that we cannot purchase
enough of, since our funds are generally utilized for treatment.
You can make a difference by raising funds
to purchase, or by gathering items. The following is a list of
Gift certificates for entertainment
(movies, bowling, music/video stores, ice skating)
Gift certificates for restaurants and pizza
Hygiene products (toothbrushes,
toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, hair accessories,
School supplies, craft & art supplies
(stickers, paper, craft kits)
Therapeutic items - scented lotions, sour candy,
Small items to be used as incentives
(cosmetics, trading cards, jewelry, lotions, small toys)
New clothing - size child's medium to adult
DVD movies - must be rated G, PG or PG
St. Mary's Home for Children
420 Fruit Hill Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911-2647
Please visit the
Serve Rhode Island for a complete list
volunteer opportunities and requirements.